Scientific Director : London, United Kingdom

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Scientific Director : London, United Kingdom


The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at UCLH/UCL is one of the UK’s leaders in experimental medicine and research. The BRC was recently awarded £100m to drive a cutting edge and internationally-acclaimed experimental medicine portfolio over the next five years.
The UCLH/UCL BRC is one of just five BRCs leading experimental medicine across a wide range of disease areas and is the result of a partnership between a leading NHS Trust, a leading university and the NIHR.
We have an ambitious programme of research aimed at ensuring patients benefit as quickly and as safely as possible from new scientific breakthroughs. Our work focuses in particular on research into new therapies, including novel devices; first in man studies; developing improvements in diagnosis, treatment selection and evaluation of response; and repurposing of therapies.
The BRC has four programmes of work that reflect our particular strengths – cancer, neuroscience, cardiometabolic and infection, immunity and inflammation.

A Scientific Director and four Programme Directors are sought to lead the BRC’s strategy and to deliver on our ambitious agenda for world class experimental medicine.
You will have overall responsibility for the Biomedical Research Centre including the on-going development and delivery of the strategy, oversight of resources, development of strategic partnerships (crucially with industry), and the performance and profile of the BRC’s activity. As Chair of the BRC’s Executive Board you will steer the BRC through an exciting stage in its development, with a five year budget of over £100m for experimental medicine infrastructure.
Providing the centre with strong transactional leadership that will allow for key objectives to be achieved is essential, as is an ability to work strategically with a range of stakeholders.
With substantial experience in leading experimental medicine research programmes, and a national and international profile in translational research, you will also have experience of establishing and leading organisational structures based on networks of influence.

The Scientific Director role is available as an 8PA commitment (with opportunity for a suitable candidate to add additional clinical and research PAs at UCLH/UCL to create a full time post).
Deadline: 22 June 2012

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